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  • At the U.S. Small Business Administration, we know that health is one of the top concerns for small business owners across the country.  Since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, the Obama Administration has been hard at work implementing key policies that are already helping make health...
    July 16, 2013 - 6 comments
  • NOTE: This blog is by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and first appeared at WhiteHouse.gov on July 2.  From the start, this Administration has encouraged an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small. There’s more...
    July 02, 2013 - 9 comments
  • Note: This blog first appeared at Healthcare.gov on June 21, 2013. Health insurance is changing in important ways in 2014. We’ve updated HealthCare.gov to help you get ready for those changes, especially one of the most important: the opening of the new Health Insurance...
    June 25, 2013 - 3 comments
  • According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, chronic disease is responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans every year.  And we know that the costs associated with treating individuals with chronic conditions account for the majority of annual spending on medical care...
    June 04, 2013 - 7 comments
  •   As a business owner, it’s important to understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect your business. However, with so many misconceptions about how the Affordable Care Act works, this can be difficult.  As part of our ongoing blog series, “Myth vs. Fact: The...
    May 22, 2013 - 3 comments
  •     Note: This blog is by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and first appeared at Healthcare.gov on April 30. Today, we take one more step toward meeting the promise of helping millions of Americans access quality, affordable health coverage. We have...
    May 07, 2013 - 11 comments
  •   The Affordable Care Act includes new health care reform terms used to describe parts of the law that affect small business.  Understanding what these terms mean can help both self-employed individuals and small employers better navigate the law and take advantage of reforms that are...
    April 23, 2013 - 14 comments
  • One of the ways in which the Affordable Care Act helps bring down costs for small employers is through the tax credit available to eligible small businesses that provide health care insurance to their employees. The credit significantly offsets the cost of providing insurance and with the 2012 tax...
    April 08, 2013 - 9 comments
  • Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. And, in an economy where small businesses create two-thirds of jobs, owners and employees deserve a health insurance market with fairer prices, better choices, and greater certainty. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, that...
    April 05, 2013 - 5 comments
  • Note: This article is by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services and was first published on the official blog of healthcare.gov on March 15, 2013. Since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, health care cost growth has been lower than in the past – and lower than...
    April 02, 2013 - 3 comments

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